Casey trying to catch her breath after John Rescued her Photo Patch.com
On July 5, John Koobatian, 13, of Madison, was visiting Chatfield Hollow pond with his friends and family to have a nice day out in the warm weather and fresh air. Casey, a 15-year-old black lab went for a walk with her elderly owner when Casey decided to go for a swim forgetting that she is no longer a puppy. She went out into the Lake and something went very wrong. Casey become disoriented and instead of swimming back to shore when she got tired she kept swimming in the wrong direction. She became frantic and in her fear couldn’t keep her body above the water. Her owner being elderly himself was in no condition to swim out to the middle of the pond to help rescue his beloved dog.
13 year old John dove into the water and swam out to her rescue. John is a strong swimmer so swimming the distance to get the frantic dog and save her was something he knew he could do. John’s family and friends where there in case he needed help but he was able to to get Casey to calm down enough that he could swim her back to shore to reunite her with her terrified 71 year old owner on his own.
Casey was treated at a nearby animal hospital and released in good condition according to the Madison Patch